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Animal Control plans fundraiser

Members of the St. Joseph County Animal Control Advisory Board are hoping to repeat the success of last year’s inaugural fundraiser. Set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, the second annual animal control fundraiser will provide financial support to benefit the Centreville-based agency. Animal control director Greg Musser said last year’s first-of-its-kind event generated about $6,000. A portion of the …

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Mendon students clean up village

The collective effort of Mendon High School’s 42-member junior class has made the village’s downtown and riverside park a more attractive place. The eleventh-grade students on Tuesday spent about five hours sweeping, weeding, washing windows and working on other odd tasks that, in the end, resulted in a spruced-up village. Overseen by high school teachers Caleb Stephenson, Bill Trenary and …

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Work continues on water tower

Three Rivers Department of Public Services Director Amy Roth said the city’s 139-foot water tower, located on Broadway, will be out of service for the balance of the month while it undergoes exterior painting. The project  is slated to conclude May 26.  Fedewa, a firm located in Hastings, was awarded the $122,000 contract.  Engineering costs totaled $13,000.  The tower, which …

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Four arrested on multiple charges

Four people were arrested by Three Rivers Police last week in an operation that involved the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Absconding Recovery Unit. Three Rivers Chief Tom Bringman said a fugitive under surveillance was seen leaving a residence shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of 9th Avenue. The vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped …

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Color Dash looking for volunteers

Organizers of the Three Rivers Water Festival are appealing to the public in hopes of securing an adequate number of volunteers at the Triple Creek Color Dash. The event takes place June 17 and requires about 25 to 30 volunteers to assist with a number of duties. Tasks include packet pick-up the night before, and day-of jobs such as registration …

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National Day of Prayer observed

State Rep. Aaron Miller last week introduced House Resolution 81 to observe May 4, 2017, as National Day of Prayer in Michigan. The resolution encouraged citizens “to pray in his and her own manner, seeking God’s blessings on our families and government officials for personal renewal, moral awakening, and a new spirit of harmony across our land.” Miller called the …

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